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Napavine School District Awarded Solar Grant Through TransAlta

posted Nov 15, 2018, 12:27 PM by   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 12:52 PM ]
The Napavine School District was awarded a grant in the amount of $107,291 toward the installment of a solar energy project placed on the Middle School Gym roof.  The original grant amount is contingent upon the school district applying and being awarded a matching amount from the Department of Commerce.  If we were able to obtain the additional grant from the Department of Commerce we would be able to install a 40kW solar array.  Our intent is to connect the solar array into a student engagement solar dashboard and provide students with a hands-on educational tool.  Students can then utilize both solar array systems to understand the energy technology, how the process works and the engineering behind the technology that helps us reduce our power demand and our overall energy savings accumulation over time.